Co-Production For Health Consumers

Co-Production is most effective when consumers have the tools needed to work collaboratively with health and community service organisations.

What do we offer?

Health Issues Centre offers a three-hour workshop that will teach consumers and community members how to become an effective and active participant in the initial stages of development of a project or program. The workshop will provide participants with activity sheets to help them raise ideas about how to make health services more accessible to consumers. This will help participants return to health service teams and contribute to better health care for the community.

The workshop will cover:

  • Key Definitions
  • Benefits and Principles of Co-Production
  • Tools for Co-Production
  • Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Processes

What do past participants say?

Maya – a Consumer Representative – says that the workshop is “a beautiful way to introduce consumers to the idea of co-production. I feel that I can finally build strong relationships with health and community service staff because I can understand the terms that they use now.”

Jacob – a Consumer Advisory Committee member – says that he is “an empowered member of the Committee. I feel that co-production is much easier now that I can articulate my creative ideas. I feel I have more input now that I understand and relate to the processes a lot more.”

When is the next Health Issues Centre workshop?

This workshop is currently offered as on-site training only.

On-Site Training

For groups of 10 or more, Health Issues Centre staff can deliver this workshop on-site at a location of your choosing. These can be held at any time, but are subject to staff availability.

The sessions are costed as a group fee, plus travel.

We encourage consumers and board members to seek funding from their health service to cover the cost of this training.

For more information

For more information or to book a session at your service, please contact Dr Tere Dawson on (03) 8676 9057 or via email at with any queries.

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